Friday, July 5, 2013

Russian Intel And NSA Leaker Edward Snowden


Bill Gertz, the veteran national security corrspondant, offers a piece in the Washington Times on the Russian intelligence service and NSA Leaker Edward Snowden (seen in the above photo).

Russia's SVR intelligence service, successor to the KGB, is behind a coordinated Moscow campaign to exploit the case of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden  by fueling anti-U.S. sentiment in Russia, according to U.S. officials.
State-controlled Russian media in recent days actively promoted an online White House petition urging a presidential pardon for Mr. Snowden. Several news websites posted links to the petition.
The media’s reporting and promoting of the petition were assessed by U.S. officials to be part of a Russian government effort against the United States, said officials familiar with intelligence reports.
The covert campaign is part of a major anti-U.S. propaganda and influence program that has been largely ignored by the Obama administration. Instead, the administration has sought to pretend that Russia and the United States are on a path of greater cooperation and harmony under the administration's so-called reset policy.

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